Daniel Boone grad Chris Guiliano had the 18th-fastest time in the 100-meter freestyle preliminaries and did not advance to the semifinals at the world swimming championships Wednesday at Fukuoka, Japan.
Guiliano, a rising junior at Notre Dame competing in his first international competition, had a time of 48.41. He finished fifth in his heat, which included top qualifier Matthew Richards of Great Britain (47.59).
Guiliano qualified for worlds by finishing second at last month’s U.S. swimming nationals in a personal-best 47.98. He came into that meet seeded 22nd at 49.17, but swam 48.17 in the prelims to make the final.
He was seeded 17th at worlds. There were 116 swimmers entered in the event.
In the semifinals, Richards qualified first in 47.47. U.S. champ Jack Alexy qualified eighth in 48.06.
The final is Thursday.
Guiliano won a bronze medal Sunday as part of the United States’ 4×100 freestyle relay.
Source: Berkshire mont